Friday, March 29, 2013

Mangrove Skipper, Phocides pigmalion.

 The Mangrove Skipper (Phocides pigmalion) is a member of the Spread Wing Skippers of the Hesperidae family of butterflies.

 Found in the Mangrove forests of Florida, this large (48-70mm wingspan) skipper is a strong flyer and is often seen perching upside down with spread wings.

The iridescent blue markings are beautiful and, along with it's size and perching posture, make identification easy.

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